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RCI inmate stabbed

July 12, 2011

An inmate suffered several puncture wounds and a possible head injury in a "one-on-one assault" at Roxbury Correctional Institution Monday night, according to a prison official.

A homemade weapon was used in the assault, which was reported at 7:08 p.m., according to Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman Mark Vernarelli and a 911 dispatcher.

The inmate's injuries were not believed to be serious, Vernarelli said.

Roxbury Correctional Center is along Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.

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